- Jim Townsend
Olivia Sandborn Signs to Run for Davenport University
On Wednesday, Portland High School senior Olivia Sandborn signed her letter of intent to join the track and field at Davenport University.
Girls track and field coach John Novara said, “Olivia is a very talented kid. One of the best hurdlers in the state of Michigan. She is a returning all-state athlete, and she will do very well at Davenport. She is a very talented kid who works hard in a tough event in the 100 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles. Those are two very difficult events. They are very technical.
When asked about her decision to choose Davenport, Sandborn said, “I love Davenport. When I went there and took a visit, I just knew that I wanted to go there. And the track team was so welcoming. I am just so excited to be able to run at the college level in the 100, and hopefully the 400. I hope to excel even better than I am now.”
As for her future academic focus, Sandborn says, “I am planning on studying business. I am not sure what I will minor in, but I am thinking marketing or human resources, but I do not know yet.”
Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Davenport University Panther track and field team competes at the NCAA Division II level, and is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.